College & University
College & University Theatre Professionals,
Planning is well underway for this year’s MTA Festival. This year the festival is scheduled to be held January 11 – 14, 2024 on the campus of the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College – Harrison County Campus.
College and University auditions will take place at the MTA State Festival on the evening of Thursday, January 11, 2024. College auditions provide high school juniors and seniors a unique opportunity to showcase their performance and technical skills. Seniors aspiring to study theatre at a Mississippi college can compete for MTA Scholarships. On the participant roster spreadsheet, indicate the students who will participate in the auditions. Participating students must complete the application at mta.matchingneeds.com by January 5, 2024.
There will be times for students to meet with the colleges and universities at the college & university booths.
All of these benefits will be included with your $130 college registration fee. A college & university membership will include two (2) festival admissions, a festival booth, and additional discounted college & university memberships at $25 each.
MTA will also be hosting workshops during MTA 2024. If you would be interested in hosting a workshop, please sign up for this as well.
If you are interested in serving as an adjudicator for one of the high school regional festivals, please send an email to Lindsey Eubanks. Thank you for all that you are doing during this unique time in theatre history. If you have any questions or ideas, please let us know.
MTA College & University Division Chair
MTA College & University Division Vice-Chair
College & University Welcome Letter
MTA 2024 – Gulfport, MS – January 11-14, 2024
MTA 2024 will be held at the IMPAC Center on the MGCCC Harrison County Campus.
College & University Letter for MTA 2024 is posted HERE.
Information for MTA 2024 can be found HERE.
Ad Sales for MTA 2024 will be posted HERE when made available.
Choose to be a sponsor/vendor of MTA 2024! Information for sponsorships for MTA 2024 can be found HERE.
MTA 2024 Overall Schedule
Here is an overall schedule of MTA 2023. The MTA 2024 schedule will be posted in late December.
MTA 2024 Workshop Listing
Workshop listings for MTA 2024 will be posted in early January.
SETC Professional Screening Auditions
For more information contact SETC State Auditions Coordinator, Tim Matheny.
Do you know of a college student who is interested in pursuing theatre? Are you personally interested in building your resume and networking with theatre professionals? MTA is now looking for college and university students to assist with the MTA 2024 Festival. This year’s event will be held at the remarkable IMPAC Center on the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College – Harrison County Campus. Contact Executive Director, Lindsey Eubanks, for questions or more information.
Click HERE to apply.
We have specially selected our MTA 2024 Dream Team!!
Students across the Southern region gain firsthand event experience serving as volunteer assistant coordinators for our largest event, the MTA annual theatre festival. The event in January 2024 would not be possible without the service of the following individuals:
Whitney Southam from Hinds Community College
Emma Goodlett from The University of Mississippi – Ole Miss
Aysha Celestin from Mississippi University for Women
Jacob Williams from The University of Southern Mississippi
Samuel Somervell from Mississippi State University
Gibson Cheney from The University of Alabama
Corey Trotter from William Carey University
Avery Johnson from William Carey University
Audrey Holt from William Carey University